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Alodorm

Generic Name: Nitrazepam
Product Name: Alodorm

Indication of Alodorm

Insomnia
Infantile spasms
Myoclonic epilepsy

Action of Alodorm

Benzodiazepines potentiate the inhibitory effects of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA throughout the CNS, resulting in anxiolytic, sedative hypnotic, muscle relaxant and antiepileptic effects

Dose advice of Alodorm

Adults:
Insomnia: 5-10mg at night
Elderly: 2.5-5mg at night
Maximum: 20mg at night (hospitalized benzodiazepine dependent patients)
Children:
Infantile spasms; myoclonic epilepsy: 0.125-0.5mg/kg/dose, twice daily

Schedule of Alodorm

S4

Common side effects of Alodorm

Drowsiness
Over-sedation
Light-headedness
Memory loss
Ataxia
Slurred speech

Uncommon side effects of Alodorm

Headache
Vertigo
Hypotension
Disorientation
Confusion
Paradoxical excitation
Euphoria
Aggression and hostility
Anxiety
Decreased libido
Anterograde amnesia
Pain and thrombophlebitis with IV injection
Respiratory arrest with IV use

 

For further information talk to your doctor.

Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 22 July, 2003


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